2013 has officially begun, what are some of your plans? When surgeons have a day off, do they visit other hospitals? Hmmmm. Do lawyers go to the court house to listen in? Maybe. Do antique dealers go antique-ing? YES! I can assure you they do! Funny thing is, I always gravitate to the same OLD things; things I already own one or more of! Would you like to come with me to see what I found on a recent excursion?
My living room, a.k.a. the kennel, doesn’t need another dog, but I am drawn to this!
I have plenty of Staffordshire dogs, but none like these!
We have a family heirloom, a panettiere, the quintessential French cabinet; this one is delightful!
Foo dogs are a favorite, and I don’t have a pair! I haven’t found the perfect ones to live with…yet!
I found a case of crystal and opaline boxes. Now I am in trouble. Which one would you choose? Be careful when buying opaline; buy the best and be sure of its quality.
A white opaline box, when held to the light, will shoot flames of color as the light pierces it. The box above is not opaline.A customer recently asked me if the crystal and opaline boxes could be displayed in a window with strong sun. So many antiques must be guarded from the sun. But crystal boxes come to life when light passes through; it is how they are meant to be seen! Just don’t let it get too hot! Didn’t we learn in Girl Scouts we could get a spark of fire with the sun and a magnifying GLASS?
I think the shopping expedition is about over. If I leave for home now, I’ll still have time to browse dahlia catalogs. Let me just sit here a moment to collect my thoughts….oh, this is a nice chair! Could I use just one more….maybe?